Discover our complete solutions portfolio covering Cathodic Protection and Corrosion management - PCB design and plating - Functional and decorative plating - Electrocoating - Acoustics
Elsyca V-PIMS
A revolution in digital PIMS combining Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management System (PIMS) and computational modeling capabilities
Elsyca IRIS
Deep analysis of AC threats supporting efficient mitigation systems computer-aided design
Elsyca CatPro
Graphical simulation platform for cathodic protection and DC stray current analysis of pipeline networks
Elsyca CPManager
3D CAD-based software simulation platform for the computer-aided design and analysis of cathodic protection installations
Elsyca ACTA
Unique solution offering accurate, disambiguated, and tailored risk ranking report of pipeline networks
Elsyca PlatingManager
Leverage a digital twin of your plating line to predict plating performance and increase manufacturing capacity
Elsyca PCBBalance
The world’s only PCB DFM software that applies automated and optimized copper balancing to your PCB design and panel layout.
Elsyca PCBPlate
State-of-the-art graphical simulation platform for enhancing the plating performance of your PCB panel and pattern plating processes.
Elsyca ECoatMaster
CAD independent software platform for the simulation of the automotive electrocoating process of a body-in-white (BIW).
Elsyca EPOS
Simulate the performances of electropolishing processes based on a virtual mock-up of the electropolishing cell.
Elsyca AnodizingManager
State-of-the-art graphical simulation platform for analyzing the production performance and quality of anodizing processes.
Elsyca CorrosionMaster
CorrosionMaster identifies corrosion hot spots and predicts corrosion rates, enabling engineers to look at alternative material combinations and/or coating systems, or investigate corrosion-mitigating measures.
Elsyca LeakageMaster
Improve vehicles interior acoustic comfort by performing upfront virtual smoke tests.
Elsyca MeshingMaster
Automatically creates meshes for a variety of applications such as acoustics, CFD, thermal analysis, etc
Elsyca XPlorer
Interactive simulation results viewer for Finite Elements results
Elsyca XPlorer3D
Analyze, Understand and Get Immersed in your results

PCB Plating

Extend your current design and production processes by proven and accurate simulation solutions

Optimize costs, quality, time to market, and production capacity 

Ensuring quality throughout the full cycle, from design to production

The entire PCB market is under pressure. 

  • More components on smaller footprints force PCB designers to use reduced safety margins leading to potential impedance or electrical flow problems;
  • FABS are bound by the physics of plating processes while required to deliver high-quality products at the lowest cost in the shortest time possible.

Elsyca's solutions support all the stakeholders involved in the PCB industry by:

  • identifying potential quality problems earlier in the process;
  • avoiding faulty designs getting into production;
  • reducing design iterations for faster time to market;
  • ensuring parts are produced to specs;
  • qualifying copper layer thickness distribution; 
  • optimizing production capacity and reduce costs. 

Our accurate and fast plating simulation solutions fill the gap between existing tools to ultimately deliver a full quality control over the entire PCB industry chains.

Learn how new predictive engineering modeling solutions are transforming the entire PCB industry.

A key to accelerate the industry shift-left quest to increase product quality consistency.

CAE solutions to extend PCB design and production processes

PCB Designers

Put PCB design on track for manufacturing success

  • Upfront DFM check, no need to know any plating or FAB details;

  • See the impact of your design on copper layer thickness;

  • Optimize your PCB designs for manufacturing;

  • Rely on embedded intelligent balancing that outperforms current practices.

CAM Engineers

Create PCB panels that hit the sweet spot between quality and cost

  • Make every CAM engineer a plating expert;
  • Identify all plating quality hotspots in under a couple of minutes;
  • Leverage unique and embedded intelligent copper balancing.

Process engineers

Fine-tune production settings to deliver consistent quality

  • Identify and solve plating issues before the first panel is built;
  • Identify quality hotspots on the surface and inside holes in minutes;
  • Access the final quality information over the entire flight bar.

Controlling the quality at every single step

On the critical importance of considering plating and copper balancing at the design stage

Patrice Chetanneau

PCB Technologies Senior Expert at Safran

As part of the work that we are carrying out with PCB manufacturers and, especially, the French PCB industry, we have understood, more and more, over the last 2 or 3 years, the critical importance of a good copper balancing of the internal and external layers of PCBs, in order to avoid concerns about manufacturing yields and quality, and therefore costs, delays, and raw material waste.

This problem is true for all industries, from consumers to automotive, especially when prices are really tight. Unfortunately, there are not so many designers who are able to understand these issues which are between designer and manufacturer concerns and expertise.

For 8 years, we have worked internally to develop a use of the E-CAD PCB design tool that allows us to do things that are already interesting. But the Elsyca software goes much further, in particular by taking into account the presence of the plating of the vias and holes. We are very interested in this; we would really like to be able to “Elsyca-ize” our PCBs dynamically directly in the PCB design tool.

It is very clear in the interest of E-CAD PCB design tools to offer the integration of such a function because this would allow their customers to pay significantly less for their PCBs, in some cases, savings easily exceeded 10%! (even much more, in certain special cases) and to have much less waste and energy consumption (ecological impact) than one could probably estimate at a few % of the world PCB market (> € 60bn). And given the number of users of E-CAD PCB Design tools, this would have a huge impact on the entire world of electronics, reducing the additional costs and waste generated by imperfect copper balancing !! A great function for E-CAD PCB design tools.

Elden Hendrickson
" CEC’s use of the Elsyca software has helped to accurately predict the needed plating parameters to increase our first pass yields on new parts. "
Elden Hendrickson
Calumet Electronics
" Copper balance and thickness uniformity reduces scrap rate and improves yield. Nowadays with advanced technology, such software is strongly recommended "
Ghassen Dhaoudadi
" Copper balancing should be done, not only at the panel level in PCB FAB, but every PCB designer should be taught the many benefits of copper balancing and incorporate the concepts into their board designs "
Rick Hartley
" Elsyca software helps us a lot to identify critical areas already in the design phase. But we also can use it on the shop floor to support our Engineers to predict how different set ups of designs and parameters influence the outcome. Due to this fact we can reduce the amount of trials which also leads to cost reduction. "
Sabine Liebfahrt

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